You have probably heard it before, “Everything in moderation.” But what exactly does moderation mean? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines moderation as "lessoning the intensity or extremeness of something or for something to become less severe or intense". So, how does that translate into being moderate with our food choices?
If your weekly routine includes donuts every Sunday for breakfast, fast food every Tuesday and Thursday evening for dinner, and dessert at least once a day, you may need to think about how moderation could work itself into your diet choices. Put a limit on donuts, fast food and dessert. For example, limiting donuts to once a month instead of once a week makes it even more of a treat. Saving desserts like cake, cookies and ice cream for special occasions, may help make those occasions even more special. Fast food can be a healthy choice, but not if you are getting the largest sandwich with fries and a soda every time. These are only examples. Think about your choices and make moderation work for you.